Seats which Changed Parties: Race by Race Details

Alaska Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 1:15:10 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Mark Begich (D)  45%
Mark Fish (LIB)  4%
Theodore Gianoutsos (NP)  2%
Sean Godfrey (R)   
Sidney Hill (NP)   
John Jaramillo (R)   
Daniel Sullivan (R)  49% Winner
Republican Dan Sullivan has beat incumbent Democrat Mark Begich to be the next Senator from Alaska. Sullivan is a former Attorney General of the State and former Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources. This role is informally known as the CEO of the state because of its oversight of so many of Alaska's major industries including Oil and Gas, Mining, Fisheries, Timber, etc. Sullivan is a 20 year veteran of the Marine Reserves and served as Director of the National Security Council under Condelezza Rice.

Alaska Governor
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/17/2014 12:52:11 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Carolyn Clift (LIB)  3%
J.R. Myers (CST)  2%
Sean Parnell (R)  46%
Bill Walker (I)  48% Winner

Arizona Congressional District 02
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 12/17/2014 1:14:21 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Ron Barber (D)  50%
Sydney Dudikoff (R)   
Martha McSally (R)  50% Winner
Sampson Ramirez (NP)   

Arkansas Senate
Percent Reporting: 96    Last Update: 11/5/2014 8:37:12 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Tom Cotton (R)  57% Winner
Nathan LaFrance (LIB)  2%
Scott Pfleegor (NP)   
Mark Pryor (D)  40%
Mark Swaney (G)  2%
Tom Cotton (R) - Republican Congressman Tom Cotton has upset incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor to be the next Senator from Arkansas. Cotton, who is finishing just his first term in the House, won the nomination uncontested and ran a hard race in the heavily Republican state. Cotton, an Army Ranger who served in Iraq is a Harvard and Harvard Law School graduate and at age 37 will be one of the youngest members of the Senate. In the House, he served on the Financial Services and Foreign Affairs Committees.

California Congressional District 31
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 5:20:53 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Pete Aguilar (D)  51% Winner
Paul Chabot (R)  49%
Democrat Pete Aguilar has been declared the winner in the race to fill California's open 31st district seat. Aguilar is the Mayor of Redlands and was favored to win this Democratic leaning seat. The seat opened up after GOP Rep. Gary Miller announced his retirement earlier this cycle. Obama won here by 17 points in 2012. http://www.peteaguilar.com/

Colorado Senate
Percent Reporting: 97    Last Update: 11/6/2014 10:34:56 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Raul Acosta (I)  1%
Kathleen Cunningham (R)   
Cory Gardner (R)  49% Winner
William Hammons (OTHER)   
Gaylon Kent (LIB)  3%
Stephen Shogan (I)  1%
Mark Udall (D)  46%
Donald Willoughby (I)   
Cory Gardner (R) - Republican Congressman Cory Gardner has defeated Democratic Incumbent Mark Udall to be the next Senator from Colorado. Gardner is an attorney by training and served on the staff of former Colorado Senator Wayne Allard. He was elected to the Colorado Legislature in 2005 and to Congress in 2010 where he served on the Energy Committee. At age 40, Gardner will be one of the youngest members of the Senate.

Florida Congressional District 02
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/4/2014 10:18:04 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Gwendolyn Graham (D)  50.5% Winner
Luther Lee (NP)   
Steve Southerland (R)  49.5%
Democrat Gwen Graham has defeated Republican incumbent Steve Southerland in the race for Florida's 2nd district. This northwest Florida seat has a Republican tilt, and even though it was a good year for Republicans, Graham was able to localize the campaign and paint Southerland as out of touch and too extreme for the district. Graham's father, former Senator and Governor Bob Graham, also made for a strong surrogate on the campaign trail. https://www.gwengraham.com/

Florida Congressional District 26
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 9:14:10 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Carlos Curbelo (R)  52% Winner
Joe Garcia (D)  48%
Republican Carlos Curbelo has prevailed in a tight race for Florida's 26th district, defeating incumbent Democrat Joe Garcia. Curbelo ran on a campaign of smart government and accountability which resonated with the voters of south Florida and the Everglades. Prior to running for Congress, Curbelo worked in public relations, served as Senator LeMieux's state director, and served on the Miami-Dade County School Board. Curbelo had the support of the NFIB and BIPAC. This seat has switched between the parties the last several years. www.carloscurbelo.com

Georgia Congressional District 12
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 9:33:13 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Rick Allen (R)  55% Winner
John Barrow (D)  45%
Republican Rick Allen has knocked off the last remaining Blue Dog Democrat in the Deep South, defeating Rep. John Barrow. The district has a Republican tilt, but for years Barrow was able to generate enough crossover appeal to win elections. Allen made his career building a construction company and ran as a more conservative alternative to Barrow. http://vote.rickwallen.com/

Illinois Congressional District 10
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 11:28:55 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Robert Dold (R)  52% Winner
Bradley Schneider (D)  48%
Republican Bob Dold has defeated incumbent Democrat Brad Schneider in the race to represent Illinois's 10th district. Dold held this seat for two years, 2010-2012, before losing to Schneider in the last cycle. This suburban Chicago lake shore district tilts Democrat, but Dold ran as a centrist businessman capable of reaching across the aisle. Before serving in Congress, Dold ran a small business, and he was endorsed by the Chicago Tribune, The Daily Herald, and BIPAC. http://doldforcongress.com/

Illinois Congressional District 12
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 11:29:41 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Mike Bost (R)  53% Winner
Paula Bradshaw (G)  6%
Bill Enyart (D)  42%
Republican State Rep. Mike Bost has unseated Democrat incumbent Bill Enyart in Illinois's 12th district. Bost was able to take advantage of downstate Illinois's frustration with that status quo, not only in Washington but Springfield as well. Bost was one of the most colorful candidates in the country this cycle, known for throwing temper tantrums in the Illinois State House. A Marine, local firefighter and small business owner, Bost was endorsed by the Illinois Chamber, NFIB and BIPAC. https://www.bostforcongress.com/

Illinois Governor
Percent Reporting: 99    Last Update: 11/6/2014 11:32:07 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Chad Grimm (LIB)  3%
Patrick Quinn (D)  46%
Bruce Rauner (R)  50% Winner
Scott Summers (G)   

Iowa Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 11:20:55 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Bruce Braley (D)  44%
Joni Ernst (R)  52% Winner
Robert Quast (I)  1%
Ruth Smith (I)   
Rick Stewart (I)  2%
State Sen. Joni Enrst (R) has won the open Senate seat in Iowa. This race to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D) was one of the most competitive races of the cycle. President Obama won the state in 2012 by 6 points. Ernst rose to from obscurity to popularity in a crowded primary field with creative advertising, a disciplined campaign and ended up with an overwhelming win in the GOP primary by consolidating tea party and business support. In the general election, she faced Rep. Bruce Braley (D). Ernst is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard and has served in the state Senate since 2011.

Iowa Congressional District 01
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 11:21:37 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Rodney Blum (R)  51% Winner
Patrick Murphy (D)  49%
Republican Rod Blum has pulled off a come from behind win in Iowa's 1st district, beating Democrat Pat Murphy. This northeast Iowa seat opened up when Rep. Bruce Braley decided to run for Senate. President Obama won this district by 12 points in 2012, and it was not believed to be competitive until very late in the cycle. Blum comes from a business background and was endorsed by the NFIB, Iowa Farm Bureau, NRA, and BIPAC. http://www.rodblum.com/

Maine Congressional District 02
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/13/2014 2:34:14 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Emily Cain (D)  42%
Leigh Hawes (R)   
Bruce Poliquin (R)  47% Winner
Blaine Richardson (I)  11%
Former State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin (R) has won the election to replace Rep. Mike Michaud (D) in this vast wooded district. In the Republican primary, Poliquin was endorsed by conservative groups, including FreedomWorks and the Republican Liberty Caucus. He was previously an investor. http://www.poliquinforcongress.com/

Massachusetts Governor
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/13/2014 3:03:50 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Charles Baker (R)  48% Winner
Martha Coakley (D)  47%
Evan Falchuk (OTHER)  3%
Scott Lively (I)  1%
Jeffrey McCormick (I)  1%

Montana Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 12/1/2014 10:17:56 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Amanda Curtis (D)  40%
Steve Daines (R)  58% Winner
Samuel Rankin (I)   
Roger Roots (LIB)  2%
Republican Congressman Steve Daines has been elected the next Senator of Montana, defeating State Representative Amanda Curtis. Daines was originally running to fill the seat of retiring Democrat Max Baucus against appointed John Walsh. Walsh left the race however under scrutiny from a plagiarism scandal. Daines was largely supported by the business community in this heavily Republican state and in the House served on the Natural Resources, Transportation and Homeland Security Committees.

Nebraska Congressional District 02
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 9:19:32 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Brad Ashford (D)  49% Winner
Steven Laird (LIB)  5%
Lee Terry (R)  46%
Brad Ashford (D) - Democrat Brad Ashford has defeated incumbent Republican Lee Terry in the race to represent Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Mr. Ashford has been a Member in the Nebraska Legislature representing the 6th district from 1987 to 1995 and the 20th district since 2007. Previously, Ashford has worked as an attorney, judge, small business owner, and Executive Director of the Omaha Housing Authority where he facilitated public-private partnerships to develop affordable housing. As a State Representative, Ashford served as chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He was endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, the Nebraska AFL-CIO, and rated 78 by Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry. http://bradashfordforcongress.com/

Nevada Congressional District 04
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 2:04:27 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Russell Best (IAP)  3%
Steve Brown (LIB)  3%
Cresent Hardy (R)  49% Winner
Steven Horsford (D)  46%
Republican Crescent Hardy has been declared the winner of the race for Nevada's 4th Congressional District, defeating Democrat incumbent Steven Horsford, surprising many. Hardy is a state Assemblyman and was a public servant before that. Hardy campaigned on a strictly fiscal focus, emphasizing pocketbook issues over everything else. Horsford was believed to be safe entering the night, but Hardy proved to be a resilient opponent.

New Hampshire Congressional District 01
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 1:50:22 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Frank Guinta (R)  52% Winner
Carol Shea-Porter (D)  48%
Frank Guinta (R) - Frank Guinta has won the race to represent the 1st Congressional District of New Hampshire. Mr. Guinta has served as the Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire from 2006 to 2010, as a Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 2000 to 2004, and as a Representative for New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District from 20011 to 2013. Prior to his political career, Guinta worked in the insurance industry, founding his own consulting firm. In the House of Representatives, Frank Guinta sat on the Budget, Oversight and Government Reform, and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees. Rep. Paul Ryan, former Senator Scott Brown, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed Guinta. http://teamguinta.com/

New York Congressional District 01
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 11:38:18 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Tim Bishop (D)  45%
Jason Strom (G)   
Lee Zeldin (R)  55% Winner
Lee Zeldin (R) - Republican Lee Zeldin has unseated Democrat Tim Bishop for the right to represent New York's 1st district. Zeldin is currently a State Senator and previously served in the U.S Army as an Intelligence Officer, deployed to Iraq in 2006. He is currently a Major in the Army Reserves and has a law practice. He was endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, NFIB and BIPAC. http://www.zeldinforcongress.com/home

New York Congressional District 21
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 12:53:50 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Matthew Funiciello (G)  11%
Elise Stefanik (R)  55% Winner
Aaron Woolf (D)  34%
Elise Stefanik (R) - Elise Stefanik (R) has defeated Aaron Woolf (D) to succeed Rep. Bill Owens (D) in New York's 21st Congressional District. Stefanik has an extensive small business and policy background, previously serving in the Bush administration, the Foreign Policy Initiative and in 2012 was the Director of Vice Presidential Debate Prep to Paul Ryan. She was endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, BIPAC and NFIB. http://eliseforcongress.com/

New York Congressional District 24
Percent Reporting: 99    Last Update: 11/6/2014 12:55:57 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
John Katko (R)  60% Winner
Dan Maffei (D)  40%
John Katko (R) - John Katko has been declared the winner in the race to represent the 24th Congressional District of New York. Mr. Katko is a former federal prosecutor who has made a name for himself fighting against criminal drug rings in the Syracuse area and on the Mexican border. This race became competitive late in the cycle, and Katko largely accomplished this victory on his own without outside support. http://www.johnkatkoforcongress.com/

North Carolina Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 1:45:10 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Barry Gurney (NP)   
Kay Hagan (D)  47%
Sean Haugh (LIB)  4%
John Rhodes (R)   
Thom Tillis (R)  49% Winner
David Waddell (CST)   
Thom Tillis (R) - State House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) beat incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan (D). North Carolina is a true swing state and Democrats hoped Hagan could pull through, especially since Tillis had just come off of an unpopular legislative session. However, while both candidates were viewed unfavorably by the voters, Hagan was unable to overcome the association with an extremely unpopular President, and Tillis squeaked out a win. Tillis has served in the state legislature since 2006, serving as Speaker since 2011 and previously worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

North Carolina Congressional District 07
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 1:47:11 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Jonathan Barfield (D)  37%
J. Wesley Casteen (LIB)  4%
Louis Harmati (R)   
David Rouzer (R)  59% Winner
David Rouzer (R) - David Rouzer has been declared the winner in the race to represent North Carolina's 7th Congressional District, replacing retiring Democrat Mike McIntyre. Previously, Mr. Rouzer worked as an administrator for the USDA and served as a member of the North Carolina State Senate from 2009 to 2013. Rouzer is a small business owner of the Rouzer Company and the Warehouse Distribution. Mike Huckabee and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have endorsed David Rouzer. http://davidrouzer.com/

South Dakota Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 8/28/2015 9:14:58 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Gordon Howie (I)  3%
Larry Pressler (I)  17%
Mike Rounds (R)  50% Winner
Richard Weiland (D)  30%
Former South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds has been declared the winner of the Senate race to replace retiring Democrat Tim Johnson. Rounds faced Demorat Rick Weiland, a former aide to Senator Tom Daschle and former Republican Senator Larry Pressler who was running as a moderate independent. While Rounds did not break 50% of the vote, he benefitted from Pressler and Weiland splitting the remaining vote. Prior to his election as Governor, Rounds was a partner in an insurance and real estate firm in South Dakota.

Texas Congressional District 23
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 2:33:18 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Ruben Corvalan (LIB)  3%
Pete Gallego (D)  48%
Will Hurd (R)  50% Winner
Former CIA officer Will Hurd (R) has defeated incumbent Pete Gallego (D) in the general election. Drawing on his experience working for the CIA, Hurd ran as a businessman with advanced knowledge of national security and critical threat experience. His experience was relevant in this Hispanic district with the growing border crisis on the minds of voters. Hurd was endorsed by the Hispanic Business Roundtable Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the NFIB. http://www.hurdforcongress.com/

Utah Congressional District 04
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 4:26:12 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Timothy Aalders (IAP)  1%
Mia Love (R)  50% Winner
H. Douglas Owens (D)  47%
Collin Simonsen (CST)  1%
Jim Vein (LIB)  1%
Mia Love (R) - Former Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love (R) has won the election to succeed retiring Rep. Jim Matheson (D). Love previously ran against Matheson in 2012 and lost by 768 votes. This year, Matheson decided to retire, giving Love a clean shot at the seat. Love is the first African American Republican female elected to Congress. Love is also a fitness instructor and former city councilwoman. http://love4utah.com/

West Virginia Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 3:23:21 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Robert Baber (OTHER)  1%
John Buckley (LIB)  2%
Larry Butcher (R)   
Shelley Capito (R)  62% Winner
Phil Hudok (CST)  1%
Natalie Tennant (D)  35%
Republican Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito has been declared the winner of the West Virgina Senate race to succeed retiring Democrat Jay Rockefeller. She defeated Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Tennant. Capito has strong support from the business community in this heavily Republican state. In Congress, Capito was the first woman elected to Congress from West Virginia and will be the first female Senator from the state. In the House, Capito served on the Transportation and Financial Services Committees.

West Virginia Congressional District 03
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 3:17:13 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Evan Jenkins (R)  55% Winner
Nick Rahall (D)  45%
Evan Jenkins (R) - State Senator Evan Jenkins (R) has defeated incumbent Congressman Nick Rahall (D) in the 3rd District of West Virginia election. Jenkins served in the WV State House from 1994-2000 and in the state Senate from 2002, as a Democrat. In 2013, he changed his party to run against Rep. Nick Rahall. Jenkins was endorsed by the West Virginia Coal Association, National Right to Life, NFIB and U.S. Chamber of Commerce. https://evanjenkins.com/

*The analysis on this page is provided by the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC). BIPAC is an independent, bipartisan organization, that is supported by several hundred of the nation's leading businesses and trade associations. The views expressed in this analysis do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.